Almost impeccable cleanliness of the streets, frosty consistency, the highest stereotypes and the degree of life – all this is possible to meet in Zurich, lying on the banks of the river Limmat. In this metropolis as if the spirit of the century hovers around and long ago formed a respectable kind of life.
Architecture in the historic part of Zurich is not allocated luxury-everything here works of practicality and reasonableness. Millennial facades of the cathedrals, the Fraumünster and the Grossmünster are striking in their own solidity and the solidity, but not the splendor, the stone paving squares in harmony with the beauty of the facades of the Bahnhofstrasse, and behind the closed doors of the Swiss banks decide the fate of the universe.
Zurich doesn't have to show itself. In this metropolis there is a force and boundless wealth, which is hidden behind the walls of obscenely expensive boutiques, watch shops and unpresentable facades of residential neighborhoods.
The architectural view of the historic center of Zurich-the Altstadt region, was formed over several centuries and was irrevocably formed by the end of the XIX century. The old metropolis is located on the banks of the river Limmat, it includes the districts of Hochschulen, Rathaus, Lindenhof. In the historical region are concentrated key Church of Zurich and the knight's house. Some of the buildings of Altstadt were built in the XI century.
The busy district of Zurich, where the offices of the world's popular Swiss banks, boutiques of watch brands, designer showrooms, jewelry stores, hotels, where the magnificent beautiful picture on the lake is revealed. Thanks to the comfortable infrastructure, this space is the best (and one of the most expensive) for shopping. Paradeplatz square is still famous for a large number of confectionery, which produce the most delicious pastries and cakes.
The area is located near lake Zurich, it rests 1 of the main streets-Bahnhofstrasse. Burkliplatz there is a comfortable observation deck from which one can enjoy at the perfect expanse of water of lake Zurich, surrounded by the Alps. There is also a pier from which the pleasure boats depart. The square is painted by the sculptural fountain "Geyser", developed in the early XX century.
Including in this respectable metropolis as Zurich has its own"hot spots". They are located on Langstrasse street in the host. This is the local "quarter of the bardow lights" with a lot of entertaining entertainment facilities, bars, public housing. In the Langstrasse region lives a tremendous number of immigrants. Here is kathgodam street music festival "Langstrasse", during which have fun in all the surrounding areas.
Аллейка, которая наступает у центрального городского вокзала и завершается у Цюрихского озера, ее протяженность оформляет в пределах 1,5 км. Улица протекает на пространстве давних крепостных стенок и изолируетотделяет историческую доля Цюриха от передовых кварталов. Банхофштрассе – одно из наилучших пространств для шопинга, прогулок и знакомства с респектабельной жизнью мегаполиса. Тут большое количество пятизвездочных гостиниц и дорогостоящих ресторанов.
Temple nahodyashiesya to save the river Limmat, its gray tower is perfectly visible from all Central districts of Zurich. The sanctuary was built in a sombre Romanesque manner. It is, in fact, that his situation started in the IX century and is associated with the name of the ruler Charles the Majestic. His stallion fell to his knees before the grave of Christian sufferers Felix and Menstruation, who fled the persecution of the Romans. The brother and sister were executed and buried on a hill, where Grossmünster was built.
According to the surviving documents, the sanctuary of Fraumünster was built in the IX century under Louis II for his daughter hildegarda, who preferred the monastic life of the world. For a long time at the Church there was a convent, where representatives of authoritative families were taken vows. The monastery possessed a tremendous impact and including minted its own coin, but by the beginning of the XVI century lost its own power and was dissolved. Until the mid XX century Fraumünster Church came to a crisis, but in the 60-ies it was restored. Over stained glass worked designer M. Chagall.
The temple of the Immaculate Peter IX century with ancient towers for several hours with a 4-meter minute hand and a dial diameter within 9 meters. The temple was built on the Foundation that has been preserved from the eighth century. In the XIII century, the room was rebuilt in the Gothic style, and in 1706 received a personal present form. The share of the temple premises is located in the city, a different share belongs to the Swiss reformist Church.
The broad Museum's collections are located in 3 buildings — Villa Wesendonck, Riteav Villa, cottage ", Kiel house", which is periodically carried out short-term exhibitions. The key theme of the exhibition is the situation of non-European cultures. The Museum exhibits brought from Asia, Oceania, America and Africa. A huge contribution to the replenishment of Museum funds was brought by the German banker van der Geydt.
City art gallery, highlighting the works of P. fisli, I., Fuseli, D. Alberto, R. Pipilotti, Eduard Munch, Eduard Manet and other masters. Some tourists come to Zurich on purpose, in order to visit the Kunsthaus, for example, as the Museum collection is valued all over the world. In addition to the popular paintings of designers with a large name, it is possible to see the tempting work of Swiss masters.
The Museum is located in the center of the metropolis on the land of a true castle with brutal walls and watchtowers. The exhibition introduces the situation of Switzerland from ancient years to the present day. Here are collected artifacts of the stone age, furnishings and art of the early middle Ages, original medieval armor, clothing, tools and other items. A separate meeting is dedicated to the situation of Swiss watches.
The Museum is working in a watch shop "Beyer, Chronometrie". The collection contains more than 500 exhibits that report the situation of the most popular and expensive brands of Swiss watch devices. Here are clear quartz mechanisms, ancient chronometers, modern models, and even absolutely ancient exhibits that were used to measure the time of a large number of centuries back.
The current Museum of the situation of football, an authentic "Paradise" for the supporters of this game. The collection is made of cups, banners, photos, documents, forms of players, which FIFA collected since 1930. Here it is possible to see the epoch-making exhibits from the universal Championships and original pictures of the most fascinating factors of the game. On the ground floor of the building, where the meeting is located, a sports bar works for guests.
The beautiful Opera house is located near lake Zurich. It was built in the late XIX century and renovated in 1984. R. Wagner played a tangible role in the formation and development of the scene. The arena is distinguished by a huge number of bold interpretations of traditional operas, in fact, that has the opportunity to get the taste of connoisseurs of all fresh and modern, but to scare away admirers of custom.
The town hall was built in the XVII century not far from the Grossmünster Cathedral on the land of the Old metropolis. The building is considered to be the emblem of the well-being of the metropolis, stable and orderly current way of life. The town hall is built in the manner of restrained Baroque, but the exterior is distinguished by luxury and a large number of decorative finishes. Inside the town hall, quickly, recalls the Palace than the meeting room of the city authorities.
The Observatory has been working since 1907, providing a chance for all those eager to admire the starry sky. It is equipped with a massive 20-ton Zeiss telescope. In addition to contemplation of distant worlds, from under the dome of the Observatory may toss a look at the panorama of the metropolis, the beautiful Alps and lake Zurich. The Observatory has all sorts of educational and entertainment programs, some of them are made on purpose for the guys.
The transport hub connects Zurich with other Swiss cantons, as well as with Italy, France, Germany and Austria. The way passes through picturesque mountain place, while the trains may be enjoyed on the Alpine meadows, the tops and the lake. The station is located at the beginning of the key "artery" of the metropolis – Bahnhofstrasse. The progressive room was built in 1871 according to the plan of J. F. Vanner.
Historical lift, which began working in 1889. It was created for students of the Zurich Institute, forced every day to take off on a dashing hill from the embankment of the river Limmat to the doors of the school. With the period he turned into a tourist attraction. In the 70-ies of XX century, the service company of the funicular went bankrupt, the system took care of the Swiss Bank USB.
The zoo occupies more than 11 thousand m2 of land and is considered one of the largest, most equipped and advanced in Europe. In accordance with the widespread practice, the place is divided into zones aimed at a certain theme, in which groups animals from similar weather criteria are placed. There are ecosystems of tropical forests, Antarctica, Savannah and others. There is also an improvised agricultural farm.
The garden was created in 1833 at the Zurich Institute with the assistance of doctor and naturalist I. Gesner. At the moment, it is "old", for example, as in 1976 was authorized again garden, which is also under the jurisdiction of the institution. In the Ancient garden grow original trees planted by Gesner, and a large number of pharmaceutical shrubs and herbs, popular since the middle Ages. In the Park there is a monument in honor of the founder.
The Chinese garden in Zurich is considered free of charge to Zurich from the Chinese sister city of Kunming. The garden is located in the vicinity of the shores of lake Zurich. Between the restrained Swiss luxury this corner of the East with bridges, pagodas, and figures of mythological characters looks even more bright. On the land of the garden grows reeds, pines and a certain picture of cherries, adapted to the regional climatic conditions.
The city quarter, which is part of the historical part of Zurich and is located on a hilly save, where you can see the area perfectly. On the land of the region is 1 of the best observation platforms of the metropolis on a hill 25 meters above the river. From this point, it seems as if the metropolis spreads at the feet, there are wonderful panoramic photos. In the Middle ages at the top of the hill arranged competitions archers.
The key Aqua artery of Zurich, dividing the metropolis into 2 parts. It originates in lake Zurich and carries its own blue and clear waters through a number of settlements. The total length of the river is about 30 km from the embankment of Limmat within the boundaries of Zurich is a large number of attractions and recreational walking areas. In the waters of the river found refuge swans, of which with pleasure fed the district inhabitants.
Colorful pool on the banks of which is located in Zurich, Meilen, Lohan, Jon and other localities. It is entangled in a network of steel and auto roads. Between tourists in demand river cruises, but not the least pleasure will bring a trip by car around the lake. With square Burkliplatz in Zurich can enjoy the tops of the Alps reflecting off the Aqua surface of the lake.
To mount Utliberg from the city station strolling systematic train. On the top there is an observation deck, where it is possible to get on the roadway from gravel. The road takes approximately 10 minutes.. The slopes of the mountain suggest a Park equipped with paths and ramps. It is good to visit him every season-in summer and winter. From the top of the mountain reveals a picture of the metropolis and the Alpine plains, there is also a district TV tower.
P.S. Traditional dish and drink which I advise you to try:
Rösti (resti) is a simple potato dish, classic for the German part. From him was seen the term "Rösti ditch", an imaginary track — or an educated section — between the German-speaking and French-speaking areas in Switzerland. Not least, rosti times and served in the French part.
Kirschwasser-If you want to try Swiss strong alcohol, pay attention to the traditional national drink – cherry vodka. The taste is more like brandy. Also, experienced tourists recommend to try plum and pear brandy.
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